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Love in the Country

Eva Dolitzsch-Tatzreither is one busy lady, running an alpaca farm, trekking business, cafe, designing jewellery and much else on her farm near Cape Town in South Africa.

Having a feel for Feeding

Top ten tips of alpaca nutrition, by Jane Vaughan BVSc PhD MACVSc

Absolut Magic

Ilya Smirnov of Rossiiskiye Alpaki Farm writes about her experience of bringing alpacas to Russia.

Give me some skin

Phenotypic Links Between Skin Thickness, Follicular Density, And fibre Growth Rates in Alpacas. By Ian Watt, Alpaca Consulting Services USA.

Ready? Trek!

Alpaca trekking is a profitable business for many alpaca owners. The British Alpaca Trekking Association provides the necessary guidance.

Tracking Genetic Change Using EPDs

Estimated Progeny Differences are used in many livestock industries to speed up genetic change. We explore some of the changes in the American alpaca industry.

A portrait of the artist

Alpaca breeder Karen Oglesby is also an accomplished sculptor. She tells her story.

Alpaca Parasitology

Gathered on a regular basis, clues can provide all the evidence required to keep parasites at bay. Sue Thomas, Lyme Alpacas Parasitology Services, writes.